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The Great American Bathroom Book, Volume 1: Single-Sitting Summaries of All Time Great Books by Stevens W. Anderson1
The Great American Bathroom Book, Volume 2: The Second Sitting by Stevens W. Anderson2
The Great American Bathroom Book, Volume 3 by Stevens W. Anderson3
The Great American Bathroom Book (gabb), Volume I by Stevens W. Anderson1-3

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  1. Everything You Pretend to Know And Are Afraid Someone Will Ask by Lynette Padwa (1996)
  2. The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Series) by Bathroom Readers' Institute (1995)
  3. The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky (1977)
  4. An Incomplete Education, Revised Edition by Judy Jones (1987)
  5. Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything & Everybody by Charles Panati (1989)
  6. The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy by James Trefil (1988)
  7. Compact Classics Volume 1 by Stevens W. Anderson (1991)
  8. mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory by Will Pearson (2011)
  9. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Great Lives by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society (2003)
  10. The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics by W. John Campbell (2000)
  11. One Hundred Great Books in Haiku by David Bader (2005)
  12. The Portable Curmudgeon by Jon Winokur (1987)
  13. The Only Book: A Compendium of One-Of-A-Kind Facts by Gerard Del Re (1994)
  14. Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati (1987)
  15. Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis (1992)

Series description

Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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